Melt: A Dessert Bar for Kids and Grown-Ups

By Evangelia Ganosellis Photos by Andrew Mann Inside Melt – a dessert bar that prides itself on its homemade ice creams, coffees and champagne selection – sofas line the wall, inviting guests to lounge while they indulge in a sundae, or sip a glass of champagne with strawberry caviar – tiny pink bubbles that release […]

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Yoshi’s Sushi & Grill

By Evangelia Ganosellis Photos by Andrew Mann To make sushi that captures the palate, the sushi chef must find a balance between innovation and consistency. Plenty of repeat customers at Yoshi’s Sushi & Grill on Providenciales keep going back to the restaurant for the same dishes, says Yoshi Ono, 43. The spicy tuna roll is […]

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TCI Coffee Roasters: A Passion For Coffee

By Evangelia Ganosellis Photos by Andrew Mann At an industrial park on a Friday morning, smoke is billowing out of a long, narrow storage container. Inside, amid the fog, burlap sacks of coffee beans line one wall. Buckets line the other. And at the far end of the confined space, an industrial coffee roaster is […]

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A Love Affair With Coffee

TCI Coffee Roasters doesn’t just supply coffee – this family-run business creates organic, fair-trade concoctions using fresh beans from around the world, full of natural goodness. Yes, coffee is actually good for you – but as we discover, it’s only full of antioxidants if it’s freshly roasted. Our feature video story this month gives you […]

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Caicos Pine Recovery Project: Saving the National Tree

By Evangelia Ganosellis Photos by Andrew Mann The biggest threat to the Caicos pine – the national tree of the Turks and Caicos Islands – is no bigger than a pea. And yet this threat – an invasive insect known as the pine tortoise scale – is capable of wiping out the entire Caicos pine […]

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Parallel23: Creativity Meets Simplicity

By Evangelia Ganosellis Photos by Andrew Mann Lauren Callighen is in the business of creating. And her creative space is a noisy, bustling kitchen. “I just like to be in my own space,” says Lauren, 31, executive chef at the Regent Palms resort. “All this chaos is going on around me, but I’m cooking, and […]

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Gov. Peter Beckingham: The First Six Months

In April, we visited Gov. Peter Beckingham of the Turks and Caicos Islands and his wife, Jill, at their home in Grand Turk to talk about their first six months in TCI. The Beckinghams arrived in the islands in October 2013. Gov. Beckingham was Deputy High Commissioner in India, heading the Mumbai office, before he […]

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Turks and Caicos Embarks on Renewable Energy Project

By Evangelia Ganosellis Photos by Andrew Mann Solar energy is making its debut in the Turks and Caicos Islands – a chain of islands where the sun shines at least 340 days a year. FortisTCI, the country’s only electricity supplier, has teamed with local renewable energy company Urban Green Environmental (UGE) to carry out the […]

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justBE Yoga: The Movie

For each of Island Life and Times’ lead stories, we create an accompanying 4-5 minute video. It’s one of the attractions of having the story on the iPad. However, for those of you without an iPad currently, we thought we’d share Laura’s video with you.  

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justBe: A Turks and Caicos Yoga and Wellness Movement

By Evangelia Ganosellis Photos by Andrew Mann In a room heated to a humid 90 ° Fahrenheit, a group of men and women are standing on mats, bent in half with their heads toward the floor and hands at their feet. Laura Mensen, 27, instructs her students to take a step back with one leg, […]

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